Nico Hernandez

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Birthday
4, 1996
Birthplace
Wichita, KS
Birth Sign
Capricorn
Birthday
4, 1996 (age 23)
Birthplace
Wichita, KS

About

Light flyweight boxer who has competed internationally for the United States' boxing team. He earned the bronze medal for the team at the 2016 Rio Olympics fighting in the light flyweight division.

Before Fame

He was first introduced to boxing at age 9, and took an instant liking to the sport. He would go on to earn the gold medal at the 2011 and 2012 National Junior Olympics.

Trivia

In a profile of him by USA Today, he revealed he would turn professional following his showing at the 2016 Rio Olympics.

Family Life

He was first introduced to boxing, and initially trained, by his father.

Associated With

He became the first native Wichitan to earn an individual Olympic medal since Jim Ryun did at the 1968 Mexico City Olympics.